The Young and the Restless’ Hunter King Shares Her Real-Life Struggle — *and* How She Combats It: ‘I Don’t Really Talk About It a Whole Lot’
In a recent Instastory, the Emmy winner bravely shared what she’s been going through in hopes of helping others.
Hunter King has spoken before about the dark cloud that depression and anxiety at times threaten to hang over her life. “But I don’t really talk about it a whole lot,” she began a recent Instastory before admitting, “I deal with depression pretty much on a daily basis at this point.
“Some days are hard, some days are easier,” the Young & Restless star continued, “and sometimes I have to re-remind myself of things that I know to tell myself to help pull me out of a mood or, like, a slump.”
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Summer’s portrayer then revealed some of the ways she tries to reshape her perspective in order to shake off the undertow of the blues. (You can watch below.) “I know some of those are silly,” she said, “and I know some of them are easier said than done.”
But her mom taught her long ago the importance of one’s inner dialogue; the more positive you can make it, the better off you’ll be. In reposting the story, Paul’s portrayer Doug Davidson encouraged his fellow Emmy winner to “get help” and offering his own reminder that she is beautiful and talented.
Get help. You are beautiful and talented. Don’t suffer. https://t.co/DI1YpYUg49
— Doug Davidson (@DougDavidsonYR) April 8, 2021
If you, too, need a pick-me-up, perhaps you’ll find it in the below photo gallery, a collection of images of soap stars and their lovely real-life moms — kind of a lil’ tribute to King’s mom and her sage advice.
<p><em>The Young and the Restless</em>’ Mark Grossman (Adam) brought his mom out on the town for a big event. On March 17, 2023, they attended the CBS soap’s 50th Anniversary celebration at Vibiana in Los Angeles, California with the cast and crew.</p>
<p>Newcomer to <em>The Young and the Restless</em> in 2023, Lily Brooks O’Briant (Lucy), was also in attendance during the show’s 50th Anniversary celebration on March 17. In fact, like Grossman, she brought her mom to the Vibiana in Los Angeles, California as well!</p>
<p><em>General Hospital</em>’s Tabyana Ali (Trina) had her proud mom Jacqueline Ford by her side on January 29, 2023, as she celebrated the big 21! Here’s a shot from the Castaway in Burbank, California, where the actress was treated to a <em>Breakfast at Tiffany’s</em> theme birthday party.</p>
<p>Camryn Grimes (Mariah/ex-Cassie) is pictured with her mom on the set of <em>The Young and the Restless</em>. Her family came out to help celebrate her <a href="https://soaps.sheknows.com/the-young-and-the-restless/news/625929/young-restless-camryn-grimes-anniversary-debut-cassie-mariah/" target="_blank">25 years on the CBS soap</a> in March 2022.</p>
<p>In 2021, <em>The Bold and the Beautiful’s</em> Henry Joseph Samiri (Douglas) attended the soap’s Christmas party with his mom. The big celebration went down at Maggiano’s at The Grove in Los Angeles, California.</p>
<p><em>Bold & Beautiful’s</em> Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) is pictured with her mom and the similarity of their smiles couldn’t be more evident. In December 2019, Judy joined her daughter at a ribbon cutting to celebrate her new <a href="https://soaps.sheknows.com/the-bold-and-the-beautiful/news/549952/katherine-kelly-lang-joins-greeces-8-lexeis-reveals-benheart-store/" target="_blank">Beverly Hills Boutique, Benheart</a>.</p>
<p>Sydney Mikayla’s (Trina) mom attended <em>General Hospital’s</em> main cast event with her daughter during the ABC soap’s <a href="https://soaps.sheknows.com/general-hospital/news/544603/general-hospital-fan-club-weekend-2019/" target="_blank">Fan Club Weekend</a>. The fun photo, with the actress showing off her manicure, was taken in July 2019 at the Embassy Suites Los Angeles Glendale in California.</p>
<p><em>Bold & Beautiful</em> and <em>Young & Restless’</em> Kelly Kruger’s (ex-Mac, ex-Eva) baby shower wouldn’t have been the same without her mom in attendance. Here’s a sweet photo captured from a private residence in Los Angeles, California in July 2019. Take a look <a href="https://soaps.sheknows.com/gallery/photos-darin-brooks-kelly-kruger-nursery-everleigh-jolie/" target="_blank">inside the nursery of Kruger’s first-born daughter</a> Everleigh Jolie with husband and fellow <em>Bold & Beautiful</em> star Darin Brooks (Wyatt).</p>
<p><em>The Young and the Restless’</em> Zach Tinker (ex-Fen) brought his mom, who he very much looks like, to the CBS Daytime Emmy Awards After Party. The 46th annual event was held at the Pasadena Convention Center in May 2019. Incidentally, Tinker had been nominated in the <a href="https://soaps.sheknows.com/soaps/news/536784/2019-daytime-emmy-award-nominations/" target="_blank">Outstanding Younger Actor category</a>.</p>
<p>Nia Sioux (ex-Emma) attended <a href="https://soaps.sheknows.com/the-bold-and-the-beautiful/news/537137/photos-bold-and-beautiful-stars-celebrate-at-32nd-anniversary-party/" target="_blank"><em>The Bold and the Beautiful’s</em> 32nd Anniversary Party</a> with her mom, <em>Dance Moms’</em> Holly Frazier. The fun went down at the Granville restaurant in West Hollywood in February 2019.</p>
<p>Now, this is fun! Zane Achor plays Bill and Katie’s son Will on <em>Bold & Beautiful</em> — and his beautiful onscreen mama just happens to be his real-life one too (Heather Tom). This cute photo was shot from the CBS soap opera’s 31st Anniversary bash in March 2018 at Ysabel’s in West Hollywood.</p>
<p><em>The Young and the Restless</em> actress Alyvia Alyn Lind (Faith) posed with her mom at the show’s Forever Young party. The <a href="https://soaps.sheknows.com/the-young-and-the-restless/news/50735/yr-45th-anniversary-video-flashbacks-of-upcoming-big-returns/" target="_blank">45th Anniversary celebration</a> took place at the CBS Television City Studio in March 2018.</p>
<p><em>Young & Restless’</em> Kate Linder (Esther) went out for a night on the town with her mother Molly Wolbeck back in June 2018. They attended a performance of <em>Desperately Seeking Love</em> at the Whitefire Theatre in Los Angeles.</p>
<p><em>The Young and the Restless’</em> Tracey Bregman (Lauren) and her mom Suzanne Lloyd attended a function for the Young Musicians Foundation in May 2010. Clearly having inherited her mother’s eyes, the beauties smiled for the camera from the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.</p>
<p>Here’s a fun extra photo — and a fun fact: In 2017, Kate Linder’s mom Molly Wolbeck, as well as Tracey Bregman’s mother Suzanne Lloyd, made appearances on <em>The Young and the Restless</em>. <a href="https://soaps.sheknows.com/the-young-and-the-restless/comings-and-goings/1859/tracey-bregmans-mother-suzanne-lloyd-guest-stars-on-yr/" target="_blank">Wolbeck and Lloyd turned up as patrons</a> at a swanky restaurant located outside of Genoa City in an October 2017 episode.</p>
<p>One of the most famous mother/daughter duos in daytime is <em>Young & Restless’</em> Lauralee Bell (Christine) and her mother <a href="https://soaps.sheknows.com/the-young-and-the-restless/news/560502/obituary-lee-phillip-bell-dead-91-co-creator-bb-yr/" target="_blank">the late Lee Phillip Bell</a>. Lee and her late husband William J. Bell co-created <em>Bold & Beautiful</em> as well as <em>Young & Restless</em>. This photo was taken in September 2016 when the number one daytime drama celebrated its 11,000th episode at Stage 41 in the CBS Television City Studio.</p>
<p>Donnell Turner’s (Curtis) mom Lorraine posed proudly with her son during <em>General Hospital’s</em> Fan Club Weekend in July 2016. Turner and his former co-star Vinessa Antoine (ex-Jordan) hosted a spinoff event called Dance Party with Vinessa Antoine and Donnell Turner at the Embassy Suites Glendale in California.</p>
<p>Former <em>The Bold and the Beautiful</em> actress Ashlyn Pearce (ex-Aly) invited the cameras into her Los Angeles home for a private photo shoot. She’s pictured with her mom Lisa in October 2014.</p>
<p><em>Days of Our Lives</em> superstar Billy Flynn (Chad) definitely gets his looks from his gorgeous mom. During one of the biggest NBC daytime fan events, Day of Days, Flynn took some time out from autographs to capture a moment with his mom at Universal CityWalk Hollywood in November 2014.</p>
<p>Just look at these fair-haired beauties… <em>Bold & Beautiful</em> alum Kim Matula (ex-Hope) invited her mom Karin along when the CBS soap opera went on location to Monte Carlo in June 2014. Fans will recall the storyline where <a href="https://soaps.sheknows.com/the-bold-and-the-beautiful/recaps/20903/bb-recap-lets-rock-n-roll/" target="_blank">Wyatt proposed to Hope</a> on a yacht in Monaco. </p>
<p>Emme Rylan (Lulu), <a href="https://soaps.sheknows.com/general-hospital/news/581949/general-hospital-emme-rylan-heartwarming-birthday-message-son-jackson/" target="_blank">who happens to be a mom herself</a>, met with fans — and brought her mom who is most likely her biggest one of all — to the <em>General Hospital</em> Fan Club Weekend. The mother/daughter duo attended the soap’s Kickoff Party at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City in July 2014.</p>
<p><em>The Young and the Restless</em> alum Kelli Goss (ex-Courtney) brought her mom Nancy to the 2014 Daytime Emmy Awards. Not only did Nancy get to mingle with the stars, she accompanied her daughter to the Off The Wall Daytime Emmy Gifting Suite at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in June.</p>
<p><em>Young & Restless’</em> Hunter King’s (Summer) mom looks happy as can be as she gave her daughter a kiss while attending the same event as Goss and her mom Nancy. Here they are posing for a cute photo at the Off The Wall Daytime Emmy Gifting Suite in June 2014 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel.</p>
<p>Double take — Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe) and her mom Kim could pass for sisters! In December 2013, the actress brought Kim on the set of <em>The Young and the Restless</em> at the CBS Television City Studio.</p>
<p>From<a href="https://soaps.sheknows.com/the-young-and-the-restless/news/549688/review-michael-damians-high-strung-free-dance/" target="_blank"> soap star to rocker to actor</a> and everything in between — and behind the scenes — <em>Young & Restless</em> alum Michael Damian’s (ex-Danny) mom has witnessed it all. The actor, who got his eyes from her, smiled for the camera with the special woman in his life at the soap’s 40th Anniversary Fan Club Dinner at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City in August 2013.</p>
<p><em>Days of Our Lives’</em> Camila Banus (Gabi), who <a href="https://soaps.sheknows.com/days-of-our-lives/news/587286/days-of-our-lives-camila-banus-gabi-engaged-ring/" target="_blank">got engaged in December 2020</a>, brought her mom out for a good cause. The two attended the Samantha’s Friends Presents: A Daytime Affair charity event in June 2012 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City.</p>
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